Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Build essential package on Ubuntu

There had been lots of time during installation of packages on Ubuntu or other derivatives of it, when I used to install development packages separately. Like gcc g++ etc individually. However the is a easier way to do it. Just install "build-essential" package and this meta package will install those quintessential packages for you. No need to separately select and install those packages anymore.


Clear data in your Android device before going for reinstall


I used to have this phenomenon that I reinstall line after I take a backup change ROM and restore. Line always used to misbehave after restore and I used to reinstall it. Later I learned that a cleanup of data in settings is almost as good as reinstall and it saves time if app is a huge one.

Try it out next time if any of your app misbehave.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Appeal : Help Required for Anvi's Bone Marrow Transplant

Dear All,

Today I receive this mail from Anvi's mom , she needs approximately INR. 21, 30,000.

Please spread the word.

Here is the original mail.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

KDE 4.10 Applications Get Major Overhaul

KDE 4.10 delivers a long list of application upgrades for this release which cannot be overlooked. There are some new applications available and loads of fun features, meaning more fun for KDE lovers everywhere. Here is a closer look at all the latest excitement that you have all been waiting for.

Monday, March 4, 2013

What's new in Intelij IDEA 12

Recently when I checked update for Intellij IDEA I found that new version of ide has been released. Check the link below to see new features:

What I noticed is that Android support has been improved. With update to Android 4.2, IDEA 11 was no longer working with SDK, which is working now.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Connecting internet with tata docomo on Ubuntu

Here is a small post for those who still likes or are bound to use wvdial to connect to Internet.

I have a Tata Docomo sim with huawei e173 usb modem.Following is my /etc/wvdial.conf on Ubuntu 10.4.

[Dialer Defaults]
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Password = internet
Phone = *99#
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Stupid Mode = 1
Baud = 9600
New PPPD = yes
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB_utps_modem
ISDN = 0
Username = internet
Auto Reconnect = yes

Though officially (at the time of writing this) only Tata Docomo dongles are supported, and most probably you will get this reply from CC. Still a helpful soul at CC sms'd me this line


rest is from other sources from Internet and auto generated. A good way is to run wvdialconf and then try to add the missing lines from above, rather than copy pasting whole file.

Hope that helps.